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Hesperocyon Gregarius Fossil Skull by CatBonesTaxidermy Hesperocyon Gregarius Fossil Skull by CatBonesTaxidermy
This is easily my favorite skull in my collection. Not is it only from an extinct dog-like predator, but it has fossilized brain material preserved which is very rare. It's a small skull but in extremely good condition.

Late Eocene - Early Oligocene, Brule Formation, South Dakota, 35 Million years old. An extremely rare and well-preserved fossil of the Hesperocyon Gregarius, an early dog that roamed the plains of North America. Brain and teeth are extremely well preserved. 3-3/4" x 2" x 2-1/4"

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Dark-Kadabra Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How much do you know about fossils?
I need someone who knows a for a group I'm making
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Sylvanimus Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks different than the hesperocyon skulls I've seen...
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LEXLOTHOR Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I have prepared a couple of Hesperocyon skulls. I have to tell you that this specimen has not been restored as it has been entirely rebuilt. The rostrum is completely missing. Everything above the palate has been fabricated abnd the zygomatic arches are entirely bogus. The canines are disproportionately large and they appear to be fabricated. A complete hesperocyon skull looks nothing like this. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Caveat emptor.
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ArtistStallion Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i s2g im gonna find you and i am gonna move in to your house
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RaptorFeather Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
OMFG THIS IS SO COOL!!! You have EPIC stuff *_*
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leopardluver11 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist
Can I ask how much you got it for
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CatBonesTaxidermy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
About $1,000 which is a steal considering it is worth over 6x that amount
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mnshortdraw Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Very very nice!  What a score.
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
What happened to its nasal cavity? 80
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CatBonesTaxidermy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I'm pretty sure it got crunched during fossilization. They normally do have nasal cavities lol.
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